Meaning of twine

twine

Pronunciation: (twīn), [key]
— n., v., twined, twin•ing.
—n.
  1. a strong thread or string composed of two or more strands twisted together.
  2. an act of twining, twisting, or interweaving.
  3. a coiled or twisted object or part; convolution.
  4. a twist or turn in anything.
  5. a knot or tangle.
—v.t.
  1. to twist together; interwind; interweave.
  2. to form by or as by twisting together: to twine a wreath.
  3. to twist (one strand, thread, or the like) with another; interlace.
  4. to insert with a twisting or winding motion (usually fol. by in or into): He twined his fingers in his hair.
  5. to clasp or enfold (something) around something else; place by or as if by winding (usually fol. by about, around, etc.): She twined her arms about the sculpture and carried it away.
  6. to cause (a person, object, etc.) to be encircled with something else; wreathe; wrap: They twined the arch with flowers.
—v.i.
  1. to wind about something; twist itself in spirals (usually fol. by about, around, etc.): Strangling vines twined about the tree.
  2. to wind in a sinuous or meandering course.

twine

Pronunciation: (twīn), [key]
— twined, twin•ing.
  1. to separate; part.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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